Originally Posted by RedBanks
Beautiful! Hard to get an idea of Rees though from the pictures..... at least for me.
Ya...you would think that Jill would post better photos of her birds with out all those winning ribbons and plaques and cards in the way. Lol...
I just find it impressive that a few years ago when she started showing her birds she was winning best of breed, but now she has improved to best autosexing sub-class, several best Rare Breed class, and I think she even said that she was recently awarded best large fowl hen at a show with about 500 birds. Some people getting in a rut where they see a lot of quick improvement in the first few years but then get stuck. Jill's birds seem to show better and better every year. Poor tails do show well in the UK though. The late David Scrivener really advocated that the US breeders breed the Cream Legbars to the Type of the English Leghorn. Below are example of the Buff and Brown English standard Leghorns with the larger Black Miorca in the middle.
I think I finally understand what is meant by "Wedge Shaped" body from looking at the English Leghorns. If you look at the back line of the English Leghorns above and the bottom line you can see the tail of the birds is deeper than the head of the bird forming a wedge shape with the top and bottom line. It only took 3-1/2 years for me to figure that out. No wonder they say it takes 10 years to learn to breed chickens and that you can't do it with out a mentor. With my understanding of the Cream Legbar changing ever 6-12 months I will be working on Legbars for a long long time and may never get them right.
Edited by GaryDean26 - 10/28/15 at 1:24pm